Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 5


Associated Press
Few answers on Olympia theft that risked data of millions
Inslee appoints new head of aerospace industry development
State studying if prescribed burns help prevent wildfires
Scientists: Urgent to combat changing ocean chemistry on West Coast
Yakima council expected to drop appeal of voting-rights case
Impact of wastewater on Grays Harbor shellfish to be studied
Forest Service cleaning lead-contaminated soil in Washington
Forage fish protected on West Coast with ban on new commercial fisheries
Judge orders federal protections for snow-loving wolverines

In Our View: Let Charter Schools Grow

Everett Herald (subscription required)
State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe’s school safety bill becomes law (McAuliffe)
Snohomish Health District considers drug take-back plan
Why mass transit matters to small business owners
State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe’s school safety bill becomes law (McAuliffe)
Editorial: Drivers, leave the phone alone

Islands’ Sounder
Ferries need to support local riders | Editorial

Kirkland Reporter
Stronger felony DUI law, other DUI fixes sponsored by Kirkland Rep. Goodman signed by governor (Goodman)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Facebook: Source of baby pictures, memes and … record number of Washington voter registrations
New law funds more help for Washington’s homeless students (Fey)
Editorial: Expand DNA tests so justice, hope can thrive (Darneille)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Urban areas win as Supreme Court rejects challenge to basing legislative districts on total population
Most businesses support raising the minimum wage in their states … really?
Life Sciences Discovery Fund has new executive director to help ‘end it gracefully’

Seattle Times (subscription required)
WSU’s next president says he’ll work to smooth ties with UW
Inslee names John Thornquist to lead Office of Aerospace
Seattle council questions $34M in cost overruns on utility-billing system
Heroin, cocaine users in Seattle may get country’s first safe-use site
Editorial: Gov. Inslee shows perplexing indifference to charter schools
Attorney General Ferguson: It’s time for lawmakers to kick their addiction to teen-smoking revenue (Dunshee)

Seattle Weekly
Preventing Homelessness Before it Happens: Hearing Tonight on the $290M Housing Levy

Skagit Valley Herald
Inslee signs water study bill

Spokesman Review
New Washington laws could prevent suicides, keep people warm during power outages

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Expanding Parent to Parent program to entire state will be beneficial to many

Yakima Herald Republic
Unanimous Supreme Court ruling supports Yakima districting
Legislation allows smaller districts to keep 4-day school weeks
Granger schools ask employees for input about carrying guns
Editorial: Unanimous court ruling offers direction for Yakima appeal


New law allows donation of unused cancer drugs
Senators ask TSA to shorten Sea-Tac wait times

Wash. state’s senators to TSA: Long security lines at Sea-Tac are ‘unacceptable’

State Law Bans Flame Retardants, Puts Heat On Companies That Make Baby Products
Bible Could Become An Official State Symbol, As Tennessee Approves Bill
IRS Could Help Find Many Uninsured People, But Doesn’t

Seattle Council Asks Pharmacies To Collect Unused Drugs


Halfway through #SaveKPLU, big hurdles still loom

Sound Transit Survey Gets Political

Lawmakers Can Prevent Thousands of Washingtonians from Losing Food Assistance